Record Display for the EPA National Library Catalog

RECORD NUMBER: 46 OF 51

OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title The Handbook of Neuropsychiatric Biomarkers, Endophenotypes and Genes Neuroanatomical and Neuroimaging Endophenotypes and Biomarkers / [electronic resource] :
Type EBOOK
Author Ritsner, Michael S.
Publisher Springer Netherlands,
Year Published 2009
Call Number RC321-580
ISBN 9781402098314
Subjects Medicine. ; Human genetics. ; Neurosciences. ; Neurology. ; Psychiatry.
Internet Access
Description Access URL
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-9831-4
Collation XI, 243 p. online resource.
Notes
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Neuroanatomical and Neuroimaging Findings -- Neuroimaging Biomarkers in Alzheimer's Disease -- Role of Imaging Techniques in Discerning Neurobehavioral Changes in Ischemic, Neurodegenerative and Demyelinating Disorders -- Towards a Functional Neuroanatomy of Symptoms and Cognitive Deficits of Schizophrenia -- Functional and Structural Endophenotypes in Schizophrenia -- Neuromorphometric Measures as Endophenotypes of Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders -- Magnetic Resonance Imaging Biomarkers in Schizophrenia Research -- Neurostructural Endophenotypes In Autism Spectrum Disorder -- Neuroimaging Biomarkers for Bipolar Disorder Across the Lifespan -- Neuroimaging Studies of Pediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Special Emphasis on Genetics and Biomarkers -- Structural Brain Alterations in Cannabis Users: Association with Cognitive Deficits and Psychiatric Symptoms. Neuropsychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, mood disorders, Alzheimer's disease, epilepsy, alcoholism, substance abuse and others are one of the most debilitating illnesses worldwide characterizing by the complexity of the causes, and lacking the laboratory tests that may promote diagnostic and prognostic procedures. Recent advances in neuroscience, genomic, genetic, proteomic and metabolomic knowledge and technologies have opened the way to searching biomarkers and endophenotypes, which may offer powerful and exciting opportunity to understand the etiology and the underlying pathophysiological mechanisms of neuropsychiatric disorders. The challenge now is to translate these advances into meaningful diagnostic and therapeutic advances. This book offers a broad synthesis of the current knowledge about diverse topics of the biomarker and endophenotype strategies in neuropsychiatry. The book is organized into four interconnected volumes: "Neuropsychological Endophenotypes and Biomarkers" (with overview of methodological issues of the biomarker and endophenotype approaches in neuropsychiatry and some technological advances), "Neuroanatomical and Neuroimaging Endophenotypes and Biomarkers", "Metabolic and Peripheral Biomarkers" and "Molecular Genetic and Genomic Markers". The contributors are internationally and nationally recognized researchers and experts from 16 countries. This four-volume handbook is intended for a broad spectrum of readers including neuroscientists, psychiatrists, neurologists, endocrinologists, pharmacologists, clinical psychologists, general practitioners, geriatricians, health care providers in the field of neurology and mental health interested in trends that have crystallized in the last decade, and trends that can be expected to further evolve in the coming years. It is hoped that this book will also be a useful resource for the teaching of psychiatry, neurology, psychology and mental health.